Toys R Us farewell to 13-year-old ‘senior’ executive

By | December 18, 2015

13-year-old Alex Thorne is the chief play officer for Toys R Us Canada. He joined Melissa Lee on “Fast Money” to present the hottest toys of season.


On Dec. 31, after a successful three-year tenure, Alex Thorne will call it quits at Toys R Us. But he won’t be cashing in his 401K to buy a condo in Boca; he’ll be trying out for a starring role in his school play.

That’s because Thorne has aged out of the position of “chief play officer” at the Canadian division of the company that was purchased for $6.6 billion as part of an LBO in 2005.

Now, it’s time for the 13-year-old to “retire” and hand over the reins to the coolest job on the planet.